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Self-evident truths, reconsidered

Readers express what the Declaration of Independence means to them in 2020.

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After three and a half years, we’re getting a really good look at Trump

"There now seems to be a wide swath of the country who are seeing Trump clearly for the first time, and many are not liking what they see."

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Trump unfurls his view of a ‘Black Lives Matter’ display

The president tweeted that a mural on Fifth Avenue would be a 'symbol of hate.'

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Electoral College, Senate put brakes on true democracy

"These institutions produced a system that permits a minority to run the country, with the support of less than half of the population."

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Self-defense is not immoral, and neither is arming oneself

"Other than the criminal, I can’t think of anyone who suffers when a crime is prevented."

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There’s no booming economy imaginable to excuse Trump’s outrages

"Let’s hope Americans believe there is more to leadership than presiding over a supposedly healthy economy."

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As evictions loom, a cloud descends

With a state moratorium on evictions scheduled to end Aug. 18, many fear the impacts to come.

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Staring down a crisis in Mass. public schools

Readers react to an editorial critical of the Massachusetts Teachers Association's push to do away with the MCAS.

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There seems to be no dismantling bias in Boston-area housing market

Readers found a study showing discrimination against Black people seeking apartments to raise a distressingly familiar problem.

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COVID-19 isn’t letting up, and neither should we

"I’m not more concerned with death now than I was when I was flying and testing fighter jets. I am concerned though about being part of the tragedy that has gripped our country."

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This memory of a ’50s guest DJ goes out to all you Arnie Ginsburg fans

"I said, 'Why not?' and called him at the station to see if I could DJ. Much to my surprise, he said sure."

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Systemic racism has dug its way into the housing landscape

"While it’s nice that most people think systemic racism is a problem, we need to be willing to take the appropriate action to solve the problem at home."

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Music to his ears (but not to hers)

"I have listened to Steve Reich's 'Music for 18 Musicians' more than 1,000 times at least."

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Race and tension on the Everett City Council

"Change can be scary, especially for people who are satisfied with their lives, and who fear that any change will make their lives less comfortable."

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In leaning toward reopening, colleges are pushing our health to the edge

"Asking college students to keep from socializing and to follow a set of specific guidelines day in and day out is unrealistic and asinine."

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Gas tax is a regressive levy — there are other ways to go

"Since the wear and tear on the roadways basically is shared equally by all cars, regardless of engine type, taxes should be based on actual use."

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Boom times for the Second Amendment, apparently

Jeff Jacoby's recent column on how Black and white Americans are embracing the Second Amendment generated reaction from readers.

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Sabotaging Trump rallies does nobody any good, and could help him

"Reports of Trump opponents sabotaging one rally in Tulsa help the president write off as sabotage any campaign failures."

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Those who hoist the flag

"I was struck that only the armed man appeared to be carrying the American flag in the Harrison, Ark., town square, as he watched Black Lives Matter protesters."

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North America’s decline is Trump’s doing

"The current brand of American foreign policy has left Canada and others to implement the politics of restraint when dealing with the United States."

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Rethinking the District of Columbia, for real

Readers rebutted Jeff Jacoby's argument that D.C. statehood would be unconstitutional.

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May this storm we’re in now move us toward something greater

"The most profound lesson about the coronavirus pandemic is that we have had to learn to trust and treat others the way we would want to be treated."

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Bolton’s plan not to vote for Trump is — face it — essentially a vote for Trump

"Many conservative voters will make a difficult decision in November. Bolton is not alone. Shying away from a meaningful vote, however, is cowardly."

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What good does it do to just fire someone for racist comments?

"The gratification of seeing someone get fired is cathartic and seems like justice, but that person doesn’t just disappear."

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A key takeaway in Milton is that it’s a town of activism

"There are a large number of people willing to speak out and act to make our world a better place."